When you come to, the last thing you can remember are the explosions that rocked the airship when the pirates attacked.
As the ringing in your ears stops, you realise you blacked out and are no longer on the ship, but are hurtling downwards, towards a great unknown city interlocked with narrow spans of bridges set upon tall spires of square rock.
As flaming debris falls past you from the now-shattered airship, thoughts of self preservation become your primary concern.
#askstable: What do you do?
- Mathew out!
I see if I can maneuver myself so that I surf on debri thus slowing my decent and buying time
I’ll allow it! Give me an Acrobatics or Athletics check, whichever is highest.
This weekend was jam-packed, tiring, and absolutely amazing.
I started it off with a quick trip to Zug with Charlotte (Oregon) and Olivia (New York). After walking about 15 minutes in the wrong direction through the industrial part of the city, we taken aback by the Zuger Altstadt (old city).
70-year-old Xu Shuquan is a retired primary school teacher from the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province who has spent the past 60 years practicing Zhezhi, the traditional Chinese art of paper folding. Shugan has been folding paper planes since he was 10 years old and has amassed an awesome collection of 10,000 paper planes of various sizes, shapes and colors. Unlike Japanese origami, which primarily focuses on creating animals and flowers, Chinese paper folding concentrates mainly on objects, such as boats, hats, or in this case, airplanes.
…Xu put his knowledge of Zhezhi to good use during his teaching career: “When children were naughty or not paying attention, I would get their attention by folding a simple paper dart with a message on it and flying it to them,” he said. “The planes got more and more complicated and the children seemed to love them.” The trick would backfire at times because his students loved the planes so much that they would create a ruckus on purpose.
Shuquan hopes to hold an exhibition of his Zhezhi creations in hopes of reviving an art form which he feels has been eclipsed in the western world by Japanese origami.
“My biggest hope is to hold my own exhibition where people can learn more about the traditional art.”
[via Oddity Central]
Working on some new terrain.
Apollo 13 LM-7 Aquarius paper model designed by “UHU02”
Third barbarian from Hasslefree Miniatures. Quick one to paint, due to armour. Nice pose!
The Underdark is real (Part3 ), and there is a river of beer.
Hamburg, St. Nicholas’ Church.
From Villes anséatiques (Hanseatic Cities), by Jean-Baptiste Gaspard Roux de Rochelle, Paris, 1844.
I took my dad to the National Museum of the United States Air Force this weekend. This pic can really give you a sense of scale here. Way back in the back of this shot you can see the tail of the B-36, the largest piston engine bomber ever built. So this hangar is massive. There are three of these hangars, with a fourth under construction. There are also several annex hangars only accessible by bus, the museum being on an active USAF base.